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Wonderful learning experience.

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

I have been working at FINRA

Pros

They have a FANTASTIC work-life balance.
Everyone is very friendly and welcoming.
Although it pays less than other businesses in the financial industry, the pay is still competitive since you are also working fewer hours.
There are many opportunities to be promoted.
Executives are capable and go-getters.

Cons

A bit too much "life" emphasis on the work-life balance of things.
There are varying ranges of intelligence within the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While not necessary to require longer hours, I would recommend expecting more from people during the hours that they are at work (this obviously is a general statement and does not apply to all departments/sectors).

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Used to be a great place... gotten too bureaucratic

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at FINRA

    Pros

    There are some smart people to work with.
    Interviewing process is very through and they get competent people to do the job.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and politics is becoming pervasive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

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  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Dysfunctional

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Examiner in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Examiner in Boston, MA

    I have been working at FINRA

    Pros

    The organization has great benefits.
    Working in the Corp Headquarters is a better experience than working in a regional office full of individuals in positions of power with grand canyon size egos and very little people skills.

    Cons

    The only people who get promoted in this region are the individuals who have a good social personal relationships with management...ie...drinking buddies. If you are a hard worker looking to be rewarded for your efforts, don't work in this office.

    Yes sir mentality....tread with fear if you have an opinion that differs from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in Boston. Some examiners are working in fear of their supervisors but remain silent. Morale is at an all time low

    Doesn't Recommend
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